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    Hello Everyone


    I had 2 questions,

    I was wondering when a baby is born what is the weight of their Heart, and until what age does our Heart grows?


    Thanks in advance


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    I imagine the heart grows in proportion to the body as one ages. At birth, the weight of the heart is dependent on the weight of the baby.

    There is no reason that I know of for the heart to be disproportionally larger at birth. I think the common comparison of the size of the heart is that of a closed fist. So as your body grows, the heart grows with it so that it is always roughly the size of your closed fist.


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    As a rough guide, the human heart is about the size of a person's fist. So look at a baby's fist.

    It grows till about age 18, and is still the size of its possessor's fist. Final size and exact age at which it stops growing, varies from individual to individual.
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    The fist of my Grandparents are larger than mine or an 18 year old, Does the Heart keeps growing...

    My mother is a Gynocologist and she says the weight of a newborn baby is usually between 100g and 150g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
    My mother is a Gynocologist and she says the weight of a newborn baby is usually between 100g and 150g.
    Do you mean the weight of a newborn baby's heart? Because a newborn baby is much heavier than this (around 3000g to 4000g...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
    My mother is a Gynocologist and she says the weight of a newborn baby is usually between 100g and 150g.
    Do you mean the weight of a newborn baby's heart? Because a newborn baby is much heavier than this (around 3000g to 4000g...).
    Yes, The total weight of a newborn is as you said, but the Heart is around 100g to 150g
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthera Leo View Post
    My mother is a Gynocologist and she says the weight of a newborn baby is usually between 100g and 150g.
    Do you mean the weight of a newborn baby's heart? Because a newborn baby is much heavier than this (around 3000g to 4000g...).
    Yes, The total weight of a newborn is as you said, but the Heart is around 100g to 150g

    The weight of the average human heart is 10-12 ounces for a male and 8-10 ounces for a female. The weight increases with age and is especially noticeable in males.
    Man heart weight = 300g
    Female heart weight = 200g


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